Honda Cars India today launched its much-anticipated New City e:HEV in the country. Priced at ₹19,49,900 (Ex-showroom, Delhi), New City e:HEV is the first car in the mainstream segment equipped with Hybrid Electric technology. The City e:HEV features Honda’s Self-charging and Two Motor Electric Hybrid system connected to a 1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, that aims to offer fuel efficiency of 26.5 km/l and ultra-low emissions. Honda has also introduced its Advanced Intelligent Safety Technology "Honda SENSING" for the first time in India with the new City e:HEV.
Commenting on the India launch of the New City e:HEV, Mr. Takuya Tsumura, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “Today, we embark on our electrification journey in India with the launch of New City e:HEV, reaffirming our commitment to bringing the best and most meaningful technologies to the country. The tremendous response received on the unveil of the model last month reflects the acceptance of the Strong Hybrid technology in the mainstream segment. The New City e:HEV offers many firsts in the segment, in line with the legacy of Honda City – setting benchmarks for the industry with each introduction.”
He further added, “We believe this Self-Charging Hybrid Electric model which comes with First-in-Segment Advanced Intelligent suite of Safety technologies Honda SENSING, is the most practical solution available in the market and will help customers in making a smooth transition towards an electrified future. Besides great performance, the revolutionary self-charging two-motor strong hybrid system offers outstanding fuel economy of 26.5 km/l with ultra-low emissions. We are manufacturing the City e:HEV in India in line with our commitment towards Indian Government’s Make-in-India vision.”
"Honda SENSING" utilizes a front camera with a wide-angle, far-reaching detection system to scan the road ahead and alert the driver to minimize the risk of accidents and, in some cases, intervene to avoid or lessen the severity of a collision. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Auto High-Beam are the signature features of Honda SENSING.
The New City e:HEV comes equipped with 37 Honda Connect features. In order to enhance Connected car experience, Honda Connect now also works with smart watch devices in addition to already existing integration with Alexa and OK Google. The smart watch integration is also available for 5th Generation Honda City Petrol and Diesel models for existing and new customers.
The New City e:HEV is available in a single grade ZX in five colors – Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Meteoroid Grey Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic. New City e:HEV will be manufactured in India at its manufacturing facility in Tapukara, Rajasthan. The company will begin the deliveries of the model from its dealer network across the country immediately after the launch.
The New City e:HEV will offer peace of mind with 3-year Unlimited kilometers warranty as standard benefit to the customer. The customers can also opt for Extended Warranty up to 5 years and Anytime Warranty up to 10 years from the date of car purchase. The warranty available on Lithium-ion Battery will be 8-year or 1,60,000 Km (whichever comes first) from the date of car purchase.